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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎163r] (340/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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whether it would oe po'-siole to meet this point bv
providing that a subsidiary Company might be regiritercd.
for example, in Canada, emphasising, however, that he
did so purely as a suggestion and without any authority,
Mr. Hearn, however, apparently thought that the same
difficulties as regard^ British exploitation and control
would still have to be faced with the l.P.O., if an
attempt were made to impose conditions on these points.
After considerable further discussion it proved
impossible to reach any agreement on this point. Mr.
Hearn was not prepared to go beyond the following
redraft of Article 12, which might, he thought without
committing himself, be acceptable to the I.P.C #
The Company shall have the right to transfer
this agreement to any other British 'commercial company,
but not to any government, subject to such Ocmpaiw being
able to fulfil all the caitics ana obligations of this
agreement. The Company shall inform the Sheikh if it
so transfers this agreement, ouch other commercial
company shall be and remain a British company, registered
in Grreat Britain, having its principal place of business
in (}reat Britain, and the Chairman shall at all times be a
British s•ubjcct,' ,,
"The Company shall be at liberty to form one or
more subsidiary companiee under its own control should
it consider this to be necessary for the working of this
concession. Any such subsidiary company shall,
as they are applicable to its operations, ^njoy all

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The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of correspondence between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

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1 volume (252 folios)

The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎163r] (340/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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